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2017 was _____________

It's been a week since I left Lagos, longer than a week since I last put up a post. I just needed to get away and find a place to be happy, rest, recoup and regroup before 2018. Boy, am I glad I did. 

I understand if you don't forgive my absence, I know that I don't deserve you guys, I've just been so preoccupied with other things while also trying to find the joy I once had in blogging. 

I would love to post a recap of my 2017 but all I can say really is, thank God that we don't look like what we've been through. It would be way too much to write. Thankfully December has been so much kinder, it's also been sooooo interesting. 

It's been a year of letting go of some people but also making new friends, rebuilding old friendships, forming new partnerships and pushing harder in business. 

Yesterday I met a blog reader for the first time, we'd planned to go and get food and run a few errands together. When she came to get me from my hotel I felt like I'd already known her long before. By the time she dropped me off she had asked a few questions, the last had to do with marriage, and when I answered for the thousandth time that I don't know, her conclusion about me was that I'm unserious. She said "Thelma do you have any idea how unserious you sound?"

I had never really looked at it that way, but I must confess, I did sound unserious. It's not because I am, it's just that this is Christmas and I've mentally checked 2017. Right now while I can, in these last few days of the year I'm just here for the good times, the laughs and food!

This post is just a sign of how unserious I'm being right now. Not sure if I made any sense but at least you know that I have not forgotten I have a blog. 

Speaking of the blog, I honestly do wish I'd blogged anonymously. There's so much I can no longer share that I'm really dying to. I'm going to need to find a way around that. 

Btw how are things at your end? 

Do complete this sentence for me, please, I would really like to know. 

My 2017 was _________________________________

My was, in one word, FRIGHTENING. 


  1. My 2017 was blessed. Started off at zero , tired of the chinchin business i started end of 2016 and also tired of baking for sale. Tired of being at home all day and dealing with osteoarthritis. However I told myself that this year must answer to me and that I wanted to see a marked difference in my life. As at today, my chinchin business has been NAFDAC approved and certified, also started my MBA program at LBS and my mind has been renewed. Of a truth, 2017 was a great year. I was broke almost all through the year but i never lacked anything i needed. God is indeed faithful

  2. My 2017 was awesome.
    I evolved.....

  3. My 2017 was great!
    I had more ups than downs.
    Many things happened in 2017 that will not be discussed ever again. Buried in my memories forever (Can yall stop thinking dirty)
    I spent money! Money entered my account.
    I failed once again in getting closer to God. Why is it so hard?! Damn!
    Im now officially old. Let me just accept it.
    Many things...but Ill mark the year as a good year.


  4. Chai! The days of "zero care" blogging😟...
    My 2017 was eye-opening in all ramifications. I'm mostly grateful for all the challenges i encountered, every one of them and all my unanswered prayers.

  5. Magnificent. Chrisyinks

  6. 2017 for me was about following my dreams and letting go of security as I knew it into the unknown but I am glad I did. I still have a lot of unchecked boxes but one thing this year has shown me is that Gods favor is real and this year more than ever in my life, when I didn't have all the answers God brought people I didn't know to my rescue no questions asked. I am expectant for a better 2018. I am grateful for this blog and our group. It's been very entertaining and an escape. Thelma I love hearing your life stories and that's one of the things that drew me to your blog 3/4 years ago. Don't stop doing it. Merry Christmas in advance everyone.

  7. My 2017 was a 'cocktail. '

  8. 2017 was interesting for me, I have come to realize I can’t rely on anyone but God. I have been betrayed by someone really close to me.

  9. Mine was filled with surprises 😂

  10. Thelma! Your blog has been such a huge blessing to me this year. You're very original... Don't stop being you.

    For me, 2017 was a lot better than 2016.
    I started the year filled with trepidation but I put everything in God's hands and he proved himself faithful. I'm not where I want to be yet, but I'm so thankful for growth and direction this year has offered.

    I wish everyone a better 2018!


  11. 2017 was a good year....
    I saved a couple of millions this year despite the recession. My daughter turned 1 late November....made me realise motherhood isn't as scary as they make it sound 😀.
    I learnt to love my husband more this year..
    I'm a work in progress!

  12. My 2017 was sad. Several losses too many.
    Signed out already, just counting down to 2018 while I enjoy the laughs and food like you T.
    I actually put on a Lil weight this year (which never happens to me), as a result of random binge/comfort eating. That's how sad a year it's been.
    Thank God for December!

    1. May the next and coming years be the opposite of this year for you in every good way. It is well. (((hugs)))

  13. my 2017 was challenging. but God has sealed this year with some many good things my hands can't count. Merry christmas.

    question for you all.. can you date your cousin's cousin ? only thing you and "boo" share is a cousin..meaning your aunty and boo's uncle are married..
    does this sound like incest ?

    1. unless your cousin's cousin was adopted, it is incest.

  14. pretty decent year for me. started out not to happy but I am, at the very least, content right now. 2018 looks so bright from here and I can't wait. I pray God keeps us all

  15. 2017 was full of drama. I learnt... Yet, I give God praise.

  16. 2017 for me has been beautiful. A lot has been packed into the last 12 months. Even though I have had some really weird experiences that can make someone lose hope in humanity, I’m grateful that God has always been one step ahead. I have had a lot more ups though. God has challenged me to know that I am enough just as I am... for the first time, I was challenged to face the world sans attachment, jewellery, make-up or anything else. The thought was initially terrifying both as a woman, and as a professional. But I now find myself using style to check myself out at every given opportunity. Career-wise, it has been amazing. I’ve been headhunted, with job interviews + offers left, right and centre, and in my mum’s words, I have been “selling like hot cake”. But it’s only God, because He and I know where I’ve come from, and I don’t forget the days years ago when I would shower and go out into town with several copies of my Resume, handing it out anywhere I came across... I’m very optimistic for 2018. God-willing, it would be a great one for us all. Amen!

  17. Your hair is so lovely. Please what is the name of the extension you used?


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Good morning people! 
Just checking in to sign the register. Lol. It's been a very busy week and it looks like it might be an even busier weekend. I was hoping to get some writing done when I got to the airport yesterday but I even almost missed my flight. It was hopeless trying to do any work on the plane as it was bumpy af, and this toddler behind me wouldn't stop screaming in piercing shrieks like he was being exorcised. 
I got into town pretty late and needed to keep an appointment ASAP. I'm heading out right now and it's going to be a long day, but thought I should drop this first. 
Have a splendid day. Im'ma be back soon.

One More Post...


He was my coursemate, crush, then my boyfriend.... he was super
intelligent, smart, tall, dark and handsome. Believe me he got
swag, but he didn't seem to notice me. (I'm a nerd but a sassy one
if I say so myself).  So oneday I decided to take it to another level..
After listening to a song "IF YOU LOVE SOMEBODY TELL THEM THAT YOU
LOVE THEM and watching the season film of The Secret Life of
American Teenagers. ..when Amy Jeugerns mum told her "you are only
young once". LOL that part got me.
Hope you know what i mean?

Though I'm okay with chemistry class I approached him to coach me for
the Quiz that was coming up, we found out that we had this
great chemistry between us.. hehehe both the covalent and
electrovalent bonds....

So one thing led to another till one unusual Saturday. I invited
him to my house and he came. The guy got swag, he even came
with a packet of durex condom.
We talked for a while and and and and and and
See how you are serious dey read this story....!


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I'm in an amebo mood tonight. Don't ask me, I honestly don't know why. Also I'd like to share too but I'd do that anonymously in the comment section. Tonight I want to talk about secrets. It's ok, we can all be anonymous. 
Is it true that EVERYBODY has a secret? 
Is there anyone here who doesn't have a secret? I'd really like to know; You're a completely open book and there's not ONE thing about you that you wouldn't mind other people knowing about? Please raise your hands up. 
And for the rest of us, what's something about you that no one knows, or very few people know? Who's got a dark secret here, or a weird one, or a funny one even? I really don't mean to be invasive but I don't want to be the only one sharing, plus I think hearing other people's secrets is quite fun, don't you think?

Let's Be Random Together! (Open Keypad).

Hey guys, a while back blog reader F said something about creating an Open Keypad post, where you can write whatever you want in the comment section. I thought it was a fun idea!
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I'll only make one request; that we stay civil. 

(F it was you who made this suggestion, right? I'm not too sure and I can't even remember the post the comment was made on). 
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Mother & child. 

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Question of The Day.

TTB readers doesn't this tweet below remind you of something?
That mail that someone sent me a few weeks back. 
But why on earth should a man sleep with his son's fiancé? But what am I saying, some men even sleep with their daughters...

Oh well, I'm throwing the question to you. What has happened in your life that you never saw coming, you never hesperred it, you never imagined could happen, you never imagined could happen to you? 
It could be good, it could be bad, it could be ugly. Do tell!
And it can be more than one. Let me tell you a few. 
-owning a blog -week long dry fast at Prayer City (I never hesperred it).  -staying in an (emotionally) abusive relationship.
The others require anonymity. LOL. Now over to you.